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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:34 am

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Re: Flycatcher: Spotted

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:54 am

Seen at Satara, March 2009:

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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby pnm » Sun May 02, 2010 12:07 pm

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This is the second last pic I have for indetification for my KNP 2010 trip. It has been driving me nuts until I began reading the Flycatcher theme on this forum and so I got the Newman and Roberts closer. I also read deetlefs closely on habitat. I'm sorry but I have no idea of the tree type but found the info useful for noting in any further trips. Will have to get a tree guide now!

The bird: taken on 23 March this year in a small tree on the road near Pretoriuskop in open bushveld. It was sitting quietly in the tree. No movement at all. No wing flicking, bobbing or calling. I snapped three photos of it and the one posted gives the best view. The forehead appears a bit streaky in the original large format of the photo- so I'll take a chance on it being a Spotted Flycatcher 689. Can anyone help please?

(And thanks to the helpers in identifying the juvenile Wattled Starling.(A new tick) I'd never had gotten that. Just from the three posts I have put on the Birding forum I have learned a huge amount about recognition and now look for things I wasn't before.)

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby pantera leo » Sun May 02, 2010 1:07 pm

Also think it's Spotted Flycatcher, but lets hear some confirmation from the big guns! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Mon May 03, 2010 11:01 am

Spotted Flycatcher is correct :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby louis dreyer » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:30 pm

please tell me if i'm correct.
I have this bird as a Spotted Flycatcher

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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby MattAxel » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:35 pm

@Louis
Yip, Spotted Flycatcher it is.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby BushAddict » Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:39 pm

Hi All,


First off, a happy festive season and New Year to all. Hope it brings everybody what they wish for themselves and their families.

Then, can anybody help me with an ID for this bird? Seen last week on the banks of the Olifants river near Middelburg in Mpumalanga. My feeling is Spotted Flycatcher. Am I way off the mark?


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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby deefstes » Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:20 pm

Yup, it's a Spotted Flycatcher alright. Notice the streaking on the forehead and chest. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby BushAddict » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:05 am

Thanks Deefstes :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:54 pm

I'd first thought that this was a marico flycatcher, but now I'm thinking that it may rather be a Karoo chat? See at Mokala in late October 2012.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:06 am

Looks like Spotted Flycatcher, Arks.
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby arks » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:36 pm

wildtuinman wrote:Looks like Spotted Flycatcher, Arks.

Thanks, WTM! I'd also considered spotted flycatcher, but thought that the 'streaking' wasn't enough. :hmz: And spotted flycatcher is a new tick for me! :dance:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Pumbaa » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:21 pm

I once again need your help again with the id of the following little fluff ball - We spotted same on 09.02.13 at Matjulu waterhole in Kruger. :thumbs_up:

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Thanks already in advance for your help :gflower:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:51 pm

Pumbaa's bird is a spotted flycatcher.
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